On Reptiles and Rivers.
There is a story of a frog, and of a scorpion, and there is also another story of a crocodile.
How the rest of the world lives; how we choose not to.
Remaining mindful of certain trigger words.
WRITE CLUB: FORTIFY
Write Club is a monthly, literary bloodsport in which contenders face off against each other with 7-minute essays on competing topics. This was the combatant essay for FORTIFY.
Gone in 60 Seconds (2017).
Plays for the Chicago OMPF.
News & Guts & Gumption.
A yearning to wander into a newsman’s office.
This piece was performed on January 7, 2017 at The Green Mill for The Paper Machete. This was also an afternoon that I was fortunate enough to share a bill with Janeane Garofalo.
A circle, unbroken.
Who we are, in the wake of one who would have us not be.
Points of contention.
In case you’re wondering how I feel about it.
How that conversation could otherwise go.